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Ohio Lame-Duck Session Scheduled for this Week!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Two Important Pro-Gun Bills Hang in Jeopardy!

Please Contact Your State Representative Immediately!

 

This week the Ohio Legislature will be returning for a brief lame duck session and your help is needed.

Before the summer recess Senate Bill 239 and Senate Bill 247 passed the Senate with overwhelming margins.  Despite Senate action, these bills are still pending in the House of Representatives. The Democratic controlled House has refused to schedule the following bills for a vote, and Representative Dan Bupp will be filing a discharge petition to bring these bills before the House for vote before the end of session.

SB239, sponsored by State Senators Shannon Jones (R-7) and Tim Shaffer (R-31), would eliminate the current confusing standards of carrying a firearm in a motor vehicle.  In addition, the proposal would also allow permit holders to carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided they are not consuming, thus eliminating another “victim zone” in Ohio.  SB239 is a critical step forward to help assure that Ohio permit holders or permit holders of other states are not arrested for accidentally carrying their firearm in a prohibited manner.

SB247, introduced by State Senator Jason Wilson (D-30), would clarify and bring Ohio’s statutes for the restoration of firearm rights in line with Federal law.

Please contact your State Representative TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to contact Representative Bupp to sign on to the discharge petition.  Contact information for your State Representative can be found by clicking here.

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